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Tell Walmart to Stop Rape and Torture of Young Women in its Factories

Please tell Wal-Mart, Hanes, Target, Macy’s, Lands’ End, Kohl’s and Jones Group to immediately end the sexual abuse, rape, torture, and beatings of young women guest workers at the Classic factory in Jordan.

We demand that the companies:

1)  Immediately remove all serial rapists, especially Anil Santha and Priyantha, from the Classic factory;

2)  Pay significant compensation to the rape victims for the damages done them;

3)  Ensure that independent and highly respected non-governmental women’s rights organizations from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have complete access to monitor factory conditions;

4)  Guarantee that there will be no retaliation against any worker for speaking the truth about factory conditions;

5)  Ensure that the false charges against the internationally respected human rights advocate, Mr. Rafiq Alam, must be immediately dropped;

6)  If Classic refuses to strictly enforce the worker’s rights laws in the U.S.-Jordan Free Trade Agreement, their sweatshop garments should be prohibited from entering the U.S.


Go to the Classic-Jordan Campaign page for a full list of reports, action alerts, news articles, testimony videos and transcripts related to this case.

This petition was delivered to:
  • CEO, Target Corporation
    Gregg W. Steinhafel
  • Vice President Corporate Social Responsibility, Hanes Brand Inc.
    Chris Fox
  • Group VP and Associate General Counsel, Macy’s
    Jay L. Monitz,
  • VP of Ethical Standards, Wal-Mart
    Rajan Kamalanathan
  • CEO, Jones Group
    Wesley Card
  • CEO, Kohl's Department Stores, Inc.
    R Lawrence Montgomery
  • CEO, Wal-Mart
    Mike Duke
  • CEO, Lands' End, Inc.
    Nick Coe

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